Business Studies - GCSE
GCSE Business Studies is a unit-based course which introduces students to the issues concerning the setting up and operation of a business. It explores the activities of business and the reasons for success or failure. It encourages students to appreciate that businesses must operate within society and that this involves them engaging with a wide range of stakeholders who will hold differing perspectives.
Assessment: Business Studies
Examination Unit 1 Setting up a business 40%
Unit 2 Growing a business 35%
Controlled assessment Year 10/11 Investigating businesses 25%
Units studied include:
- Starting a business
- People in business
- Operations management
The specification is designed to promote a practical approach to learning business studies. It is student-centred, with strong teacher support and guidance. The use of ICT applications is encouraged.
This course requires no previous knowledge of Business Studies.